The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Mohammed Bello has called on residents of Bwari to cooperate with the Area Council Chairman to bring more development to the area.
Bello, who was represented by Mr Adamu Bappa, Mandate Secretary, Area Council Service, FCT, made the call as Mr Musa Dikko, Chairman Bwari Area Council marked two years in office.
The minister, who was speaking at a town hall meeting organised to mark the event on Thursday in Bwari, Abuja, commended the developmental efforts of the area council.
According to the minister, the council, under the present administration has done “tremendously well” compared to others.
” He has supplied so many things to the good people of Bwari; social amenities, education and most importantly, road constructions that would connect the villages to Bwari town.
“This is very commendable the Coordinator of the Satellite Town Development Department of the FCTA has assured us that these roads would be properly tarred with the 2018 budget in place.”
Bello urged residents of the town to be more cooperative with the Dikko administration, while praying that they sustain the peaceful atmosphere in the town.
He also charged the residents to give the administration the chance to continue and complete the good works they have started to bring about more progress and development to the town.
In his address, Dikko said that his administration had traversed through thick and thin to uphold the integrity of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to him, the administration has taken delivery of not less than 15 different projects, which include Primary Health Care Clinics, Vocational Centres, block of classrooms and boreholes among others.
He noted that all the projects as commenced by the council were initiated based on the peculiarity and needs of the people within the area council.
” For instance, the rehabilitation, building of roads and bridges are meant to allow for the easy transportation of persons and farm products to the markets with a view to increase their economic power.
” The health needs of the agragrian communities are equally enhanced to ensure easy access to health care facilities.
” The people are again protected from water borne diseases through the provision of boreholes.
” The massive construction of markets is aimed at boosting the revenue base of the council and for the ease of business,” he said.
Dikko also stated that the provision of sufficient markets within the council would help the council become self reliant economically, while also reducing the dependence on “meager statutory allocation.”
NAN reports that the meeting was attended by all stakeholders in the area council, APC party executives, traditional rulers and residents of the town.